Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
Featuring special appearances by Stephen King, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Mick Garris, Marsha DeFilippo, Michael Whelan, Stewart O'Nan, Glenn Chadbourne, Robin Furth, Steven Weber, Mark Stutzman, Frank Darabont, Jae Lee, Tyson Blue, and many others!
Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
introduction by Bev Vincent
About the Book:
Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is a brand new massive collection of over 150 of those reviews, over 40 of those interviews, and other special features of interest to King readers everywhere. If you've never been to the website, you're in for a real treat as you catch-up with over 500 pages of articles and features that are sure to please any kind of Stephen King fan, from the general reader to the die-hard collector. And for Lilja's constant readers, there's original material in this special volume that has never appeared anywhere on his website before, and every article and review has been updated and revised for this release.
You have to see the table of contents to understand just how much great material is in this massive book, but just a few of the interviews include: Stephen King (twice!), Frank Darabont, Marsha DeFilippo, Mick Garris, Peter Straub, and many other people who have been involved in King's prolific career. The reviews include detailed commentary on well-known works by and about Stephen King, along with details about the rare works you might not have heard of, including the original scripts for Hearts in Atlantis, Stud City, and dozens of others; the original pilot for The Dead Zone that never aired on TV; Walking The Mile: The Making Of (a book that has never been released); the Pet Sematary and Secret Window, Secret Garden UK dramatizations; the dozens of Dollar Babies, and more!
There are also dozens of brand new features written exclusively for this volume, including interviews with Lilja himself and Glenn Chadbourne; reviews of short films such as "Here There Be Tygers," "Boogeyman," "Walking Ghost," "The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways," "Night Surf," "Stephen King's Gotham Café," "Sorry, Right Number," "Night of the Living Dead," and others; reviews of the script for "The Mist" and scripts that are currently in development (including Black House and From a Buick 8); reviews of books such as Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, and others; and much, much more!
If you're new to the world of Lilja's Library or already a constant reader, this special volume is a must-have for your collection! An exclusive Cemetery Dance Publications release, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world for this incredible book.
Table of Contents:
Section 2—Other Interviews
Section 2: The Dark Tower
Section 3: Books About King
Section 4: The Movies
Section 5: Other Reviews
Section 2: The Dead Zone
Section 3: The Movies/DVDs
Section 4: The "Dollar Babies"
Section 5: The Scripts
Section 6: Other Oddities
Part 6: New Reviews
Part 7: Afterword
Praise and Reviews for Lilja's Library, the book:
"Hans-Ake Lilja, the most dedicated Stephen King fan I know, takes the reader on a joyous, wide-ranging journey through King’s world and influence. Part scholarly in its approach, but in greater part a fan's love letter to King, it is an absolute must for the Stephen King completist."
"Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is like beautifully prepared and presented red meat to any admirer of Stephen King. Mr. Lilja has tracked down his many quarries and used them to create this massive treatment of King's work and his world. His book is pure testimony to the love Stephen King is capable of arousing in his readers."
"While readers probably wouldn't want to devour the contents in one sitting, Lilja's Library is a testament to Lilja's hard work, and a fascinating glimpse into the worlds of Stephen King. While no substitute for the Web site itself, the content is a fine representation of the online library's offering and a fine addition to any fan's King bookshelf."
"The bottom line: If you have more than a casual interest in King, this book is a worthy addition to your bookshelf, especially if you don't want to scroll through pages of back-lit text online (and I don't): I welcome the opportunity to sit down and browse this book, reading an interview here, a review there, and adding to my small body of knowledge about the big man in Bangor... Lilja's website is the #1 King fan website in the world, and after reading this book, you'll know why."
Praise for Lilja's Library, the website:
"Lilja's Library is a required surf stop for the serious King fan."
"Everything I want to know, and more, about Stephen King-I find at Lilja's Library"
"Lilja's Library is not only the best of all the Stephen King websites now up on the web, it is one of the best of all current websites now up, being lively, informative, colorful, and wonderfully well-organized. It is a pleasure to visit Lilja's Library."
"The wealth of information and the latest news updates available on Lilja's site is amazing. Lilja possesses the same level of devotion to Stephen King as Kathy Bates from Misery, the only difference between the two is... Lilja has a computer."
"Lilja's Library has emerged from among the ranks of Stephen King information sites as THE go-to place for all the latest news, reviews, interviews and rumors. If it's not bookmarked in your favorites list, it should be."
"Lilja's Library is a great website packed with information"
"Lilja's-Library is a wildly enthusiastic look at the world of Stephen King. Any King fan can certainly indulge themselves with reviews, interviews, sneak peaks and plenty of nostalgia. Stephen can ditch his day-planner as long as he has this site bookmarked."
"Lilja's Library is the most comprehensive, thorough, and up-to-the-minute source for Stephen King news on the web. It's a labor of love and an invaluable resource for us SK fans."
"A one-stop shop for everything King Related, Lilja's Library is the place on the net for the most in depth information for the discerning Stephen King fan—I have yet to find a website with more thorough, detailed, accurate and up-to-date information."
"I've had a delightful time exploring Lilja's Library. I especially like the arrangement of materials. Everything is clearly labeled, easy to access, and well (and fully) discussed. It is certainly among the best and most comprehensive sites I've visited."
"For a one-stop place to check out the latest King news, not just in America but worldwide, this is the only place you need to go. And the best thing about this is—in Lilja's Library, you don't need a borrower's card!"
"As New Line Cinema and film director Peter Jackson discovered, it simply makes good sense — and good business — to keep the fans online informed of what's going on; and in the Stephen King community, there are only a handful of sites worth your precious time. Lilja's Library is one of them. A die-hard King fan who has painstakingly and, over a period of many years, built up his website so that it's in the first rank of King websites, "LL" (Lilja's Library) is an essential website to surf if you REALLY want to know what's going on in Stephen's kingdom. Hard-working, responsible, and dedicated to putting out the news for a worldwide audience, Lilja is a publicist's dream: He'll get the word out and do it in a professional and timely manner. As the author of more books about Stephen King than anyone else on the planet, I've got to say that Lilja has my respect and admiration because of his efforts to keep the King community informed, and as they say, you can take THAT to the bank."
"Lilja's Library is one of the best resources on the Internet for all things King. In addition to being a wonderful support for our extensive collection of Stephen King audiobooks, Lilja is an absolute pleasure to work with! I highly recommended the site for all fans of Stephen King."
"There some utterly definitive web sites I depend upon for their accuracy and specific focus and on my list is Lilja's Library for all things Stephen King. Lilja does an extraordinary amount of work maintaining one of the most comprehensive King sites on the Web. Lilja's Library is the kind of loving, meticulously accurate web site that King's work inspires in his fans. King fans around the world owe him enormous gratitude for keeping us all up to speed on all the goings-on in the kingdom of King."
"Lilja's Library is the quintessential resource for anybody — fan or professional — seeking information on anything related to Stephen King and his multitude of books, films and television productions. If there's anything you need to know about a Stephen King project, go to Lilja's Library first!"
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